Scientific Symbolism in Ravi Varma’s Paintings

By Ranjani Govind
The plant life depicted in Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings will be dissected this weekend
Art students can now gain a botanical perspective to Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings. ‘Encounters of his brush with the Botanical’ is a researched study where nearly three dozen works of this icon have been picked by The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation from an eductional viewpoint. A short video presentation on the topic and a 100-page booklet of the study will be released to commemorate the 171st birth anniversary of Raja Ravi Varma at the National Gallery for Modern Art (NGMA) in the city on April 28.‘Encounters With The Botanical’ delves into various botanical elements in 33 paintings by the renowned artist,” says Gitanjali Maini, Managing Trustee and CEO, The Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation. [More]
The Foundation wanted to create a new learning experience for viewers based on his paintings

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